Figurines Data

Search again | Database help

ID 1149
Grid Ref TL9824
Project type Metal detector
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Name Royal Grammar School
Site Type Colonia
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Secondary Material Glass inset eyes
Location Colchester Castle Museum
Ref No COLEM 1982.1
M/F Male
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mars
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Helmet
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Missing spear
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Fair, slight corrosion and wear.
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 98.00
Length 0.00
Description Provenance not certain. Quite unusual piece with striking blue glass eyes. Stands with weight on left leg. Right arm raised to hold missing spear. Left hand on thigh. Torso quite long, large chest, narrow waist and hips. Spindly arms and legs, mitten hands and feet. Helmet with large plume, hair curls around face. Fairly flat face with small slit mouth, uneven eyes. Head quite large.


© Internet Archaeology/Authors URL:
Last updated: Wed Feb 29 2012